Alameda

The city has selected a new poet laureate. The City Council is set to appoint Julia Park Tracey to the volunteer post on September 16.

Schools leaders are seeking the public’s input on a plan to illuminate one of a pair of baseball diamonds at Will C. Wood Middle School.

An Encinal High School teacher and his supporters are battling schools administrators’ decision to transfer him to a different high school, the latest in a string of hotly contested teacher transfers on which the school board has been asked to weigh in.

 
Are you confused by all the hubbub over Neptune Pointe? Find yourself struggling to figure out who's suing who, and why? To make things a little easier for our readers, we've assembled this flow chart that spells out who the players are and how they're engaged in the mega-dispute over this vacant, 3.9-acre federal property across the street from Crab Cove (click to expand; we've also attached the flow chart as a PDF below). For more information, your can check out our full Neptune Pointe coverage here.

The Pacific Piunball Museum's plans to build “the Smithsonian of pinball” in the city’s grand but long-shuttered Carnegie Library has city leaders ready to rethink Alameda’s ban on arcades. Here's the story.

Voters will get the chance to decide this November whether they want to pay for $179.5 million in bonds to repair and modernize Alameda’s schools.

The school board voted 4-1 Tuesday to place the bond on the ballot, ending months of will-they-or-won’t-they wrangling that saw some board members support, then retreat from a plan to focus bond spending on Alameda’s high schools and one – Barbara Kahn – cast the final vote needed to move forward after saying she planned to vote no.

Alameda's Board of Education decided to pull the trigger on a bond this November, passed a budget for next year and discussed a new group of innovative school programs. Here's how it all went down.

Tamara Nghishakenwa’s son, Bakari Bell, 13, has severe autism, and Alameda County pays her $11.50 an hour to take care of him. But getting by on those wages is tough in the Bay Area.

Police are saying no one was injured and no charges have been filed following a Saturday night crash into the Starbucks at the corner of Park Street and Central Avenue.

The Recreation and Park Commission is expected to make a recommendation Thursday night on whether to restore or replace the Clark Memorial Bench in Jackson Park.